Pete O’Rourke has claimed Tanguy Ndombele ‘didn’t agree’ with Antonio Conte and will most likely leave Tottenham permanently this summer.
Ndombele, who is spending the second half of the campaign on loan at former side Lyon, has struggled to enter contention under Conte.
The 25-year-old picked up just one Premier League start following the Italian’s arrival (Transfermarkt), before returning to the club Spurs paid £53.8million for his services in 2019 (BBC Sports).
As Ndombele’s opportunities have improved at Lyon, the Evening Standard reports that the midfielder is set to return to north London at the end of his loan spell, the French side unlikely to exercise the €54m option pounds to make his transfer permanent.
The move could lead to a chilling reunion with Conte according to O’Rourke, who believes the pair were never on the same page at Tottenham from the start.
He told GiveMeSport: “It looked like he and Conte didn’t agree, so they tried to rush that January loan move to Lyon, which was the only move they could make.
“In the summer it may give them more time to explore and see if they can look for a permanent exit. It will all depend on the price and what Spurs are looking for, but I’m sure there will be clubs interested. and Lyon would like to make it permanent.
Boosts web opinion
It looks fairly unlikely that Ndombele won’t be a Spurs player at the start of next season unless there is a drastic U-turn on his decision and if Conte wants him in his plans.
It will be difficult for Spurs to recoup the fees they paid for him, especially with his high wages, but they can certainly recoup a decent amount if they play their cards right.
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